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Doctor Who DVDs Out Today

Hi, friends, Kanderson here, quickly writing to tell you of some more Classic Who stories debuting on DVD in the States today.

First, the Patrick Troughton story “The Dominators.” It’s been out in Region 2 for awhile, but now Region 1 has it. This five-part serial began Troughton’s third and final season. So precious few Second Doctor stories still exist so it’s always worth checking them out. Extras include a cast and crew commentary, a making-of featurette, and a small feature about the press reaction to the Patrick Troughton era.

The other is “Meglos,” the four-parter from Tom Baker’s seventh and final season. This is the last serial to be released from season 18 and continues the theme of entropy begun in the Leisure Hive and following on in the E-Space Trilogy. This also marks the first instance of synchronized releasing, meaning we in North America get the dvd on or around the same day as the UK. It’s new for everybody! Extras on this disc include, commentary, making-of, a retrospect on actress Jacqueline Hill, and a small feature with script editor Christopher H. Bidmead explaining the concept of entropy. Actual science content, folks.

I suggest you check ’em out!

Images: BBC

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  1. Daniel says:

    So when you say “I suggest you check ‘em out!” you mean, after watching hundreds of hours of Doctor Who and running out of the good ones…

  2. Brian Lang says:

    I have all the “Doctor Who for Newbies” articles in my Instapaper. For when I have some spare time to read them….which may be never…

  3. Kyle Anderson says:


    I agree with Scot, the best place to start is the first new series in 2005 and watch the five season (plus some holiday specials) that there have been.

    Then if you feel like going back and sifting through the 26 years of Classic material, maybe check out my series of posts called “Doctor Who for Newbies” which talks about the various incarnations of the show and some of my favorite stories.

  4. Brian Lang says:

    Would that be the Doctor Who (2005) series?
    Or earlier?

  5. Scot says:

    Brian the best place to start IMHO would be with the newer Dr Who shows, starting with the Ninth Doctor. You don’t have to know anything to get into the show at that point – and once you have seen them, you have some idea of what you are getting yourself into when you start in on the older stuff.

  6. Brian Lang says:

    I hate to admit it, but I’ve never watch Doctor Who. I’ve always wanted to, but never found a “starting” place. I hate jumping into shows mid-season as there’s usually some back story you need to know. How about writing a guide for those who are completely new to Doctor Who on how/where to get started? Or point me to something that would do the trick…